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Thousands of stolen items including laptops and purses recovered by police

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Lamonte Brown (left), Khatira Hunt-Rogers (center), and Jason Holmes (right) in connection with multiple break-ins near Downtown ( Credit: KMOV) Lamonte Brown (left), Khatira Hunt-Rogers (center), and Jason Holmes (right) in connection with multiple break-ins near Downtown ( Credit: KMOV)
Police say the hundreds, if not thousands of items were all stolen from cars in the Downtown and Downtown West neighborhoods. Credit: KMOV Police say the hundreds, if not thousands of items were all stolen from cars in the Downtown and Downtown West neighborhoods. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Stacks of suitcases, boxes of laptops, even a stand-up base. It all fills a room in the St. Louis Police Department precinct after investigators made a huge bust Thursday.

Police say the hundreds, if not thousands of items were all stolen from cars in the Downtown and Downtown West neighborhoods.The most recent crime data from January to March shows there have been 297 thefts from motor vehicles in those two neighborhoods.

Now some of those victims may soon see their belongings again.

Capt. Renee Kriesmann says investigators served three search warrants, two in St. Louis County and one in the city, and arrested four people. But they believe more arrests could be coming

“The detectives that have been working on this and working on this really hard, even they were surprised by how much was inside each of these homes,” said Kriesmann.

She said some of the stuff was being sold online, some of it on the streets.

Now investigators will work to identify all of the stolen property. Some of the items have identifying information on them, others don’t.

They plan to contact victims as soon as possible but say they also may set up an email so people can reach out to them if they believe some of their items might have been recovered.

As of Friday, investigators have made multiple arrests related to the car break-ins. 

Lamonte Brown, 34, and Jason Holmes, 38, have been charged with three counts of property damage and three counts of stealing more than $750 each. Both men are held on a $150,000 cash only bond each.

Khatira Hunt-Rogers, 41, was charged with stealing and held on a $20,000 cash only bond.

You can view the stolen items by clicking here.

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